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'I have absolutely no doubt that we will be able to transfer control of this operation to an international coalition,' President Obama said Tuesday.
Democrats are only four seats away from losing control of the Senate to Republicans in 2012, Vice President Biden warned supporters in a online appeal for donations Tuesday.
The Massachusetts Republican joins another GOP senator, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, in expressing concerns about a proposal to end federal funding for the organization.
Republicans such as Richard Lugar and Roscoe Bartlett are questioning the U.S. intervention, but so are Democrats Jim Webb and Dennis Kucinich.
Republicans say federal spending is their top worry; Democrats name health care; and independents say the overall economy is their top concern.
The president is seeking to strengthen economic ties with the region's growing economies, especially Brazil.
Newt Gingrich says President Obama is acting like the "spectator in chief instead of the commander in chief."
The Dane County judge handed Gov. Scott Walker a setback by issuing a temporary restraining order based on a complaint challenging the rapid-fire legislative process. State plans to quickly appeal.
The poll found 53 percent backing for legalization of same-sex marriage -- up from just over one-third five years ago.
The measure bans federal money for NPR and prevents member stations from using taxpayer dollars to pay dues to NPR or acquire programming from it. The White House said it opposes the bill.
The Senate on Thursday approved another stopgap spending bill that cuts $6 billion more from the federal budget and keeps the government running until at least April 8.
Palin, the 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee, plans to meet with Israel's conservative prime minister, Binyamin Netanyahu.
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